The Chicago White Sox are expecting some big things from Dylan Cease. He came over with Eloy Jimenez in the trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs. He was one of the best pitching prospects upon his arrival to the big leagues. He had a very okay MLB debut season with the White Sox last year. There is no doubt that he is a candidate for a breakout season in 2020.
You can compare him to Lucas Giolito’s breakout year but it wouldn’t be fair to expect Cease to be a Cy Young vote-getter in 2020. Cease also wasn’t the worst pitcher in all of baseball in 2019 like Gioltio was in 2018. You can still expect him to be a good pitcher for the White Sox going forward. He has the stuff to get it done, he just needs to be better early in games.
Cease is probably going to be lower in the rotation this season. That is good considering that guys like Giolito and Dallas Keuchel are going to be ahead of him. There are also guys like Reynaldo Lopez and Gio Gonzalez to help him ease his way into the rotation for a full season. This is a big year for Cease to show what he’s got.